On the eve of the Olympics, Justin McGuirk ponders the social and political consequences of London's white-hot real estate market and asks: what ever happened to the city that pioneered the modern ideal of social housing?
Summer Nights | Architecture Foundation
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Heygate Estate | Heygate Estate 05
Photographs of the Heygate Estate, Elephant & Castle, Walworth, Southwark, South London. Soon to be demolished, it is a stark, yet strangely beautiful view of urban decay. It was built in the 1970's and is a good example of post-war, neo-brutalist architecture. Designed by Tim Tinker, it had an optimistic beginning, but soon had a reputation for crime and violence.
Design-led homes for sale in the UK | The Modern House
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Another one bites the dust: Second of Glasgow's iconic Red Road towers is reduced to rubble
The 30-storey Birnie Court was demolished in a controlled blast involving 88kg of explosives. It is the second part of a regeneration of the Balornock and Barmulloch areas of Glasgow.
A Celebration of Underappreciated London Buildings | Design Week
While sights such as London’s Brutalist Barbican, the cinematic red brick structure of Battersea Power station or Sir Norman Foster’s shiny, phallic Gherkin are well recognised architectural icons, a new show at the Design Museum looks to uncover the capital’s less-celebrated archi-treasures.